Lifetime Dental Specializes in Preventive Orthodontics, Lake Forest
Preventive orthodontics is designed to avoid bad bite or crooked teeth, also known as malocclusion, from developing in an otherwise healthy mouth. When an issue is caught early on, preventive orthodontics can shorten the length of future treatments and can be less expensive than if a problem is left untreated. Some common preventive orthodontics include:
When a primary (baby) tooth is lost prematurely or removed, space maintainers are often used to provide enough space for permanent teeth to grow in its natural position.
Periodically a primary tooth does not fall out on it’s own when it’s supposed to. When this occurs, permanent teeth can grow in the wrong places as the primary tooth has not been pushed out of it’s place. Early extractions can remedy this, to allow proper eruption and spacing of the adult tooth.
Thumb sucking can cause the upper teeth or jaw to protrude forward and result in an overbite. Consult your dentist to seek dental appliances that discourages this habit to prevent future orthodontic treatment.
Headgear is an option to correct upper and lower molars so they fit with one another. This also allows additional space for permanent teeth to align together. Primarily, headgear is worn inside the house and at night during sleep.
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Lifetime Dental can provide you with the best Preventive Orthodontics in Lake Forest. Visit our office, conveniently located at 23731 El Toro Road, Suite D, Lake Forest, CA 92630 by calling 949-581-8109, or by filling out our Contact Us form.